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When is a WiFi not a WiFi network?

By on January 25, 2010 in USA

The answer:  When you are using the one at Boston Airport WiFi. At Boston Logan Airport they have a supposedly free WiFi network.  However, it is so crippled and throttles back on activity with such aggression that it is useless….  Why bother installing something that doesn’t work? So, if you are skiing in New England and […]

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New Zealand: Train – Wellington to Palmerston North

By on September 10, 2007 in New Zealand with 0 Comments

Train from Wellington to Palmerston North is $22 NZ each way. The are two trains per day – one at 06:20 from Palmerston North to Wellington, and the other at 17:17 from Wellington to Palmerton North. What is it with New Zealand and trains?  They seem to have the infrastructure, but then don’t use it? […]

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New Zealand: Train from Christchurch to Picton

By on September 10, 2007 in New Zealand with 0 Comments
New Zealand: Train from Christchurch to Picton

So, an early start as I was taking the train from Christchurch to Picton. Taxi at 6 am to the train station, for the 7 am train. The ticket office at the station opened at 6:30 am. I had booked my ticket in advance as the train is small with limited seating. My large bags […]

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Skiing New Zealand: Cardrona

By on September 5, 2007 in New Zealand with 0 Comments
Skiing New Zealand: Cardrona

My cold is still bad…  however, I am here to ski… Today I decided to go skiing in Cardrona. The drive from Queenstown to Cardrona is odd as you have to go over a range of hills, and therefore you think you are about to get there, only to descend into another valley. To get to […]

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A big trip: Skiing in New Zealand

By on May 5, 2007 in New Zealand with 0 Comments

I’m in the process of planning a skiing trip to New Zealand.  This is proving to be an interesting exercise. The Plan Fly from the UK to Australia and spend a few days staying with friends, and a week or so travelling around Australia. Fly from Australia to Queenstown, New Zealand to ski four local […]

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Day 5: The drive back to Geneva

By on March 10, 2007 in France, Switzerland with 0 Comments

Yesterday I had a great day of skiing (read post). Clear blue skies and sunshine, plus good snow condition (high up). Today was the drive-back…. The weather was fantastic when I woke up, and I was very tempted to head back up to the slopes, however, as I had taken my skis back, and I […]

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Day 4: Last day Les Deux Alpes skiing

By on March 9, 2007 in France with 0 Comments
Day 4: Last day Les Deux Alpes skiing

Today was my last day of Les Deux Alpes skiing. Overnight we had received a little snow in the town, but it had melted before I had finished breakfast. I had a bad start to the day. I had got all my ski gear on, was walking down the road, when I looked back and […]

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Day 1: UK to Geneva and then on to Les Deux Alpes, France

By on March 6, 2007 in France, Switzerland, UK with 0 Comments

So far so good, all went very well. The trip went well; the flight was only delayed for 40 minutes, car hire worked a treat (20 mins to pick it up and get on the road). The drive to Les Deux Alpes was uneventful. I asked the GPS unit for the quickest route and let it […]

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Day 5: Skiing in Corvara, Italy – exploring Corvara

By on February 7, 2007 in Italy with 0 Comments
Day 5: Skiing in Corvara, Italy – exploring Corvara

It snowed last night (just).  We got a massive 1 cm.  At least it has helped to clean-up the snow around town and given a fresh, light dusting on the mountains. Thankfully in the Alta Badia, they seem to blow a lot of snow, and really work hard at grooming the piste. However, the light […]

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Starting the last ski trip of the 2005/2006 ski season….

By on March 3, 2006 in Austria, UK with 0 Comments

Last trip of the 2005/2006 ski season; this time I am going to Saalbach in Austria. The first part of the journey was by train to London with GNER. Now, Alanis Morissette has a track on her album Jagged Little Pill called Ironic.  The only thing that is ironic about the track is none of […]

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